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800-DO-NOT-CALL

The Federal Trade Commission says Do Not Call 1-800-DONOTCALL to register phone numbers in the new national “Do Not Call Registry.” The FTC says its 1-888-382-1222 is toll-free while the commercially-run 1-800-DONOTCALL hits consumers with a $2.95 fee. The FTC says that connecting to the its free sign-up through this commercial number takes approximately seven minutes. Signing up through the official national “Do Not Call” phone line or online site is free and takes less than two minutes. To-date, more than 30 million phone numbers have been registered, with the overwhelming majority processed online. To register your phone number, free-of-charge, call 1-888-382-1222, or visit www.donotcall.gov.

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